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Work place

We have an open position in the Clinical Genetics research group led by Richard Rosenquist Brandell. In our group we use translational approaches to study hematological malignancies, in order to understand disease mechanisms and apply new knowledge to genetic diagnostics/prognostics. The laboratory is situated in the modern research building BioClinicum located at the Karolinska University Hospital site in Solna.
We have a broad network of national and international collaborators and a close collaboration with the Science for Life Laboratory in Solna and Uppsala, which collectively entails access to both clinical material and state-of-the-art next generation sequencing technologies.

Area of responsibilities/description of the work

We are looking for a motivated person with a background in molecular biology and genetics, and an interest to work in the interface of molecular cell biology and bioinformatics. Work tasks will involve various molecular and cell biological techniques to investigate mechanisms underlying leukemia development in aggressive versus indolent disease. The selected candidate will be involved in multiple ongoing studies in the group.


A Master’s degree in the area of biomedicine or equivalent is required. You should have experience in working with different molecular techniques including nucleic acid extraction, PCR, qPCR, CRISPR-based gene editing, western blot and immunoprecipitation. You should also be familiar with cell culture of both adherent and suspension cell cultures. You are able to organize your work in terms of planning as well as documenting and reporting your findings. You have experience in basic programming and bioinformatics and demonstrate a strong analytical ability. Documented proficiency in regard to writing skills, problem solving and cooperative ability will also be of high relevance for the selection of candidates. Finally, personal qualities will be an important selection criterion.

What we offer

A creative and inspiring academic environment characterized by expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education programs in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: Solna

Read more:

Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
Employment expires
Contract type Full time
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2118/2021
  • Richard Rosenquist Brandell, Professor,
Union representative
  • Virpi Töhönen, SACO,
  • Taher Darren-Shori, SACO, 08 524 83529
  • Elisabeth Noren-Krog, OFR,
Published 26.Apr.2021
Last application date 09.May.2021 11:59 PM CET

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